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At least 12 dead in Turkey landslide

By the CNN Wire Staff
  • Rescue crews pull a woman's body from rubble
  • Landslide started after rains pounded the region Thursday

(CNN) -- The death toll from a landslide in northeastern Turkey has gone up to 12, the nation's official news agency reported Saturday.

Rescuers pulled a woman's body in Gundogdu region after torrential rains pounded the region Thursday, according to

Anadolu Ajansi news service.

The landslides and heavy flooding have damaged several houses and a school in the region.

A day earlier, rescuers pulled three bodies from the debris of two collapsed homes, the news agency said.